Rov

Science / Marine Biology / Rov: Abbreviation for remotely operated vehicle, usually a submersible tethered to a ship, with facilities for video, remote sampling by grabbing arms, and precise navigation

Preferred Provider Arrangement (PPA)

Health / Health Insurance / Preferred Provider Arrangement (PPA): As defined in state laws, a contract between a healthcare insurer and a healthcare provider or group of providers who agree to provide services to persons covered under the contract. Examples include MORE

Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program

Business / Agriculture / Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program: Sometimes referred to in budget documents as Payments to States and Territories, the program provides matching funds to states for research and innovative projects aimed at identifying new market oppo MORE

Optimal Redemption Provision

Business / Finance / Optimal Redemption Provision: Provision of a bond indenture that governs the issuer's ability to call the bonds for redemption prior to their scheduled maturity date. MORE

Price Improvement

Business / Taxes / Price Improvement: Price improvement occurs when you pay less or receive more on a securities transaction than the bid and offer prices being currently quoted. In other words, the price you pay to buy is lower than the MORE

Provider-Sponsored Organization (PSO)

Health / Health Insurance / Provider-Sponsored Organization (PSO): A healthcare organization—established and organized, or operated, by a healthcare provider or a group of affiliated healthcare providers to arrange for the delivery, financing, and administration of MORE

Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)

Health / Health Insurance / Preferred Provider Organization (PPO): A healthcare benefit arrangement designed to supply services at a discounted cost by providing incentives for members to use designated healthcare providers (who contract with the PPO at a discount), MORE

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